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Re: Libertine - user folders


Hi Stephen,

While it would be really great if *all* the apps were updated to scale
properly on all kind of screen resolutions, I am afraid that's not
something we can expect to happen.

What we could try is to use a similar technique as of gnome and scale
everything 2X, then use xrandr' scale+panning depending on the resolutions
of the device. This, in-return ensures crystal clear fonts and no tiny
looking widgets.

To counter something similar on my X1 Carbon(1080p) I have set Unity' scale
factor to 2X (if I set anything between 1 and 2, widgets don't scale) and
run this on startup:

  $ xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.25x1.25 --panning 2400x1350

That gave me the best working experience with Unity7 desktop, so I hope we
can use a similar technique for Apps running from Libertine container as


On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Stephen M. Webb <stephen.webb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> On 16-04-27 11:24 PM, Mitchell Reese wrote:
> > Hi - am loving using Libertine, and chroot filesystems - great concept!
> Couple questions:
> >
> > 1. How do I edit which folders are shown to libertine apps? I.e., both
> with the 'puritine' container, and my custom
> > 'extra' container, I'm shown several folders in my home directory, but
> not all. I.e., Downloads is missing, as well as
> > several custom folders. I'm aware I can bind-mount to folders inside the
> chroot, but there seems to be the default
> > configuration somewhere that I'm missing.
> There is no place to configure what gets mounted.  It's purposefully
> restricted for confinement reasons.
> > 2. Gui for all Libertine apps is tiny!!! How do I edit the default
> libertine font sizes?
> Most desktop apps were designed for last century's hardware and assume a
> display with 96 pixels per inch.  Today's 4k
> displays and pocket computer screens run at about 300 pixels per inch or
> better.  That means when you open up a legacy
> application from last century on your phone or tablet screen, it's going
> to be teeny tiny.  We're working on trying to
> upscale automatically, but (a) upscaling will look less than satisfactory
> and won't be pixel-perfect and (2) there isn't
> enough screen real estate to show everything when upscaled.
> You'll find the legacy apps look OK on a large external monitor with a
> traditional legacy pixel density.
> The only good solution to this problem is to bring the apps forward to
> 2016 and port them to run natively.  That's up to
> the app developers.
> > 3. Libreoffice can't open documents from the content hub. libreoffice
> come up as an option, but won't actually open
> > anything. I currently can only open docs from withi. Libreoffice. Are
> there any workarounds for this?
> This is, unfortunately, still on the backlog for tasks left to do.
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> Stephen M. Webb  <stephen.webb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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